Alexander Bradford

Alexander Bradford – Pupil

Alexander Bradford


Alexander Bradford is undertaking a specialist Business and Property pupillage under the supervision of Ali Tabari, Simon Clegg, Kirsty White, John Aldis and Gavin McLeod.

Alexander currently has a busy court practice. He also regularly accepts instructions to draft pleadings or provide written advice.

Alexander assisted with various commercial, insolvency, property and contentious probate matters, by drafting pleadings, skeleton arguments and advices, conducting legal research, and preparing cross-examination.

Before coming to the Bar, Alexander read law at Queen Mary University of London and spent a year abroad studying international law at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Alexander then worked as a paralegal, initially in boutique solicitors’ firms in the City of London, acting for entrepreneurs, consumers and small businesses. He subsequently paralegalled in-house at Barclays (on secondment from Pinsent Masons), where he managed a regulatory and compliance project for the bank, and Sainsbury’s, where he acted for Sainsbury’s Supermarkets and Argos in consumer disputes, managed his own caseload, and provided representation in court.

Alexander reached the semi-final of the Middle Temple (Rosamund Smith) Mooting Cup in 2020 and, during his year abroad, undertook advocacy training and a mock trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

In his spare time, Alexander enjoys gaming, beach holidays, desserts and afternoon tea. He spent several years co-authoring a responsible gambling blog which gave insights on house edges, betting systems, gaming law, and other aspects of the gambling industry.


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Commercial and Chancery Litigation

In his practising period, Alexander has gained experience of a wide range of interim hearings and applications, as well as small claims and fast track trials.

Alexander often appears in directions hearings and applications for summary judgment, setting aside default judgment and relief from sanctions.

Alexander has considerable expertise with consumer matters, not just from his current instructions but also his prior experience in consumer law firms and in-house at Sainsbury’s. Alexander acts for both consumers and businesses. He is familiar with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and related legislation. He is also familiar with appropriately presenting cases against and responding to claims brought by litigants-in-person, and the approaches that judges often take to such cases. In his previous role at Sainsbury’s, Alexander appeared unled before Circuit Judges in the County Court at Central London in complex consumer cases. He has applied for Civil Restraint Orders against vexatious litigants. Amongst his current instructions, Alexander has acted for consumers in “motor finance” litigation against financial institutions.

Insolvency and Restructuring

Alexander represents petitioners and debtors in winding up and bankruptcy petitions. He also has experience of insolvency applications incidental to those proceedings, such as applications for substituted service.

Real Estate

Alexander regularly acts for both landlords and tenants in possession proceedings; most commonly section 8 or section 21. He is often instructed on claims with complex issues of law. He has dealt with issues ranging from:

  • The effects of breathing space moratoriums and Individual Voluntary Arrangements;
  • Counterclaims for disrepair and disputed rental arrears;
  • Trespassers (both named and Persons Unknown);
  • Matrimonial home rights; and
  • The retrospective requirements of gas safety regulations and other formalities for a valid section 21 notice.

Alexander also has experience of applications to suspend a warrant of possession.


  • English & European Law (LLB), Queen Mary University of London
  • Year abroad studying EU and International Law (LLM) at University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Bar Professional Training Course, BPP University
  • Legal Practice (LLM), Distinction, BPP University

Scholarships and prizes:

  • Dissertation Prize, Queen Mary University of London
  • Advocacy Scholarship, BPP University

Alexander Bradford – Pupil

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